In June, Choose Chicago will launch a page dedicated to special offers for residents and visitors from our partners, such as discounts, buy one, get one free promotions, and value-add experiences. Once this page goes live, the special offers will also be highlighted in:
- Your partner listing — please see example below
- Find Things to Do search
- Find Restaurants search
- Find Hotels search
- Chicago Like a Local blogs
You can now log in to the Partner Extranet and input any special offers that you plan to make available to the public in the coming months.
See below for step-by-step directions for adding your special offers.
Partner listing example (design subject to change)
Adding a new special offer
Log in to the Partner Extranet to create a new special offer by completing the steps below. Please note that in the extranet, the word “coupon” is synonymous with “special offer.”
Step 1: Under Partner Record, scroll down and click on the Web tab. On the right side of the page, you’ll see the Add New Coupon button. Click this to start creating your new special offer.
Step 2: Complete the New Special Offer Details page.
Special offer information
Offer title (required): The title of the special offer displays on the website as the main header. Make titles clear and concise.
- $5 off any tour
- Free drink with meal purchase
- 10% off your purchase
- BOGO boat tour
Offer link: Insert a link to a special offer page on your website where users can get more detailed information.
Offer text (required): Enter the special offer description and how to redeem the special offer. Be sure your staff is aware of any special redemption instructions.
- Receive $5 off any bike or Segway tour. Book online with code CHOOSECHICAGO: www.yoursite.com.
- Receive a complimentary drink with purchase of any meal. Show this special offer to your server to redeem.
Special offer dates
Redeem from: This is the first date the special offer can be used by a visitor.
Redeem to: This is the last date the special offer can be used by a visitor. Leave blank if there is no expiration.
Post from (required): This is the first date the special offer will display on choosechicago.com.
Post to (required): This is the last date the special offer will display on choosechicago.com.
Coupon categories (required): Assign the category that best fits your special offer.
Add to listing(s) – Select which partner listing(s) you would like the coupon to be associated with.
Step 3: Save your special offer.
When all required fields have been completed, you will be able to save the special offer by clicking save. You can also click save & new coupon to save the special offer and refresh the new offer form to add an additional special offer, or click close to cancel your changes.
As a reminder, the special offers will not go live until June. All special offers are subject to Choose Chicago approval.
Managing special offers
All new and updated special offers submitted via the Extranet are subject to Choose Chicago approval.
Editing an offer
You are unable to make changes to a pending special offer until it has been reviewed and approved by Choose Chicago.
Step 1: From the Coupons tab, click the edit (pencil) button on the special offer you’d like to edit.
Step 2: Edit the Special Offer Details page.
Step 3: Save your changes. Your updated special offer will be reviewed by Choose Chicago before displaying on choosechicago.com
Removing an active offer
Step 1: From the Coupons tab, click the edit (pencil) button on the special offer you’d like to remove.
Step 2: Update the post to field to a date prior the current date.
Step 3: Save your changes. Your special offer will be removed from the site within 24 hours.